I traveled to Canberra last week, and now have a new-found appreciation for the public transportation in Melbourne! Don’t get me wrong, Canberra is a lovely and beautiful (and very quiet!) city, but I don’t think it’s possible to live there without a car. Of course, I’m basing this on about 3 days of wandering around, but, that’s my first impression. Needless to say, there were lots of taxi rides.
Still, I had a fun time visiting Australia’s capital. For one, my hotel was all decorated for the season! Also, I got some shopping done and bought some lights for my apartment, which was a definite win.
Over the weekend a friend drove me out of the city, and we headed to Gundaroo (doesn’t that just sound like it’s in Australia?!), which is a quaint little village out in the countryside, home to wineries and fresh yumminess!
At the appropriately named restaurant Grazing, we got this lovely fresh food platter, and I enjoyed it with some wines from Capital winery‘s Ministry series. I tried a nice Riesling (The Whip) and a delicious Tempranillo (The Ambassador). Verdict: I just might have to order a whole case.
I promise on my next visit to Canberra I will make it out of the one circle I spent this trip in, to explore the art galleries and many mini districts of cafes, bars, and restaurants. For now, you’ll just have to settle with the fact that I noticed the Old Parliament House and the new (current) Parliament House via taxi ride drive by and leave it at that.